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Childlessness doesn't make people selfish; selfishness makes people selfish.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Meaning of "childlessness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHILDLESSNESS

childlessness  [ˈtʃaɪldlɪsnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHILDLESSNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Childlessness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHILDLESSNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Childlessness

Childlessness is defined as the condition of being without children. Childlessness may have personal, social and/or political significance. There are two distinguishable types of childlessness, voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary childlessness, also described as childfree, is a consequence of having made a decision not to reproduce. To be childless not by choice is defined as involuntary childlessness.

Definition of childlessness in the English dictionary

The definition of childlessness in the dictionary is the state of being childless.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHILDLESSNESS


aimlessness
ˈeɪmlɪsnɪs
artlessness
ˈɑːtlɪsnɪs
faithlessness
ˈfeɪθlɪsnɪs
fearlessness
ˈfɪəlɪsnɪs
fecklessness
ˈfɛklɪsnɪs
groundlessness
ˈɡraʊndlɪsnɪs
guilelessness
ˈɡaɪllɪsnɪs
heartlessness
ˈhɑːtlɪsnɪs
homelessness
ˈhəʊmlɪsnɪs
lifelessness
ˈlaɪflɪsnɪs
needlessness
ˈniːdlɪsnɪs
nervelessness
ˈnɜːvlɪsnɪs
noiselessness
ˈnɔɪzlɪsnɪs
relentlessness
rɪˈlɛntlɪsnɪs
senselessness
ˈsɛnslɪsnɪs
shamelessness
ˈʃeɪmlɪsnɪs
tactlessness
ˈtæktlɪsnɪs
tastelessness
ˈteɪstlɪsnɪs
tunelessness
ˈtjuːnlɪsnɪs
worthlessness
ˈwɜːθlɪsnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHILDLESSNESS

childcrowing
childe
childermas
Childers
childhood
childhood sweetheart
childish
childishly
childishness
childless
childlike
childlikeness
Childline
childly
childminder
childminding
childness
childproof
children
children´s home

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHILDLESSNESS

biliousness
business
carelessness
consciousness
deliciousness
deviousness
flawlessness
heedlessness
helplessness
hilariousness
hopelessness
lawlessness
nervousness
preciousness
restlessness
ridiculousness
righteousness
seriousness
statelessness
unconsciousness
viciousness

Synonyms and antonyms of childlessness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «childlessness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHILDLESSNESS

Find out the translation of childlessness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of childlessness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «childlessness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

无子女
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la falta de hijos
570 millions of speakers

English

childlessness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेऔलाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عدم الإنجاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бездетность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

não ter filhos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নি: সন্তানতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

infécondité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kanak-kanak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kinderlosigkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

childlessness
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자식이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora duwe anak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vô sinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழந்தையின்மையும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निपुत्रिकता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çocuk sahibi olamama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sterilità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bezdzietność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бездітність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

childlessness
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ατεκνία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kinderloosheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

barnlöshet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barnløshet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of childlessness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILDLESSNESS»

The term «childlessness» is regularly used and occupies the 94.370 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILDLESSNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about childlessness

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QUOTES WITH «CHILDLESSNESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word childlessness.
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Elizabeth Gilbert
Childlessness doesn't make people selfish; selfishness makes people selfish.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHILDLESSNESS»

Discover the use of childlessness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to childlessness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Beyond Childlessness: For Every Woman who Ever Wanted to ...
This book is uniquethere is nothing on the market dealing with childlessness in this way. Includes a very wide range of personal stories, reflecting the myriad reasons why women do not have children.
Rachel Black, Louise Scull, 2005
2
Bearing Life: Women's Writings on Childlessness
"Ratner's premier literary anthology widens the family circle to embrace childless women and recognize their invaluable contributions to our collective soul."--"Booklist"
Rochelle Ratner, 2001
3
Unwomanly Conduct: The Challenges of Intentional Childlessness
First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Carolyn Mackelcan Morell, 1994
4
Infertility Around the Globe: New Thinking on Childlessness, ...
It will become the primary sourcebook for international and comparative research in a variety of cultural settings. Reading this book was a distinct pleasure.
Marcia Claire Inhorn, Frank van Balen, 2002
5
Involuntary childlessness: psychological assessment, ...
From the Contents -- Psychological and Psychosomatic Aspects of Involuntary Childlessness - Psychological Diagnosis, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Fertility Medicine - Primary Medical Care of Infertile Couples - Specific Counseling and ...
Bernhard Strauss, 2002
6
Without Child: Challenging the Stigma of Childlessness
Revealing the story of her own decision not to have children, Laurie Lisle draws from history, literature, religion and sociology to challenge the stigma attached to the condition of childlessness-and to offer encouragement and support to ...
Laurie Lisle, 1996
7
Childlessness and Psychological Well-being Across the Life ...
The effects of childlessness were teased out from the impact of marital status.
Echo Win-Hu Chang, 2008
8
Infertility and Involuntary Childlessness: Helping Couples Cope
The book opens with a physician's comprehensive overview of the medical treatments available to infertile couples and then moves on to explore the emotional impact of the infertility crisis.
Beth Cooper Hilbert, 1998
9
Childless: No Choice: The Experience of Involuntary ...
result of their childlessness. A diagnosis of infertility appeared to threaten the man's sexual identity more fundamentally. The woman was more likely to express her feelings in terms of personal distress or failing in an obligation to the husband .
James H. Monach, 2003
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Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians
23. Involuntary. Childlessness. GRETCHEN. SEWALL. AND. LINDA. HAMMER. BURNS. 052185363Xc23 052185363Xc23 052185363Xc23 052185363Xc23 052185363Xc23 052185363Xc23 052185363Xc23 052185363Xc23 ...
Sharon N. Covington, Linda Hammer Burns, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHILDLESSNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term childlessness is used in the context of the following news items.
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Labour leadership: Being childless makes a person no less qualified …
In fact, childlessness is becoming more common: among women over 45, that is, those born in the 1960s, one in five have no children, and for ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
Five of the most common five-a-side injuries – and how to avoid them
While childlessness is on the rise, large families appear to be coming back into fashion, reports dad-of-four Harry Wallop · Comments ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Would all the self-congratulatory dads please shut up?
Childlessness, in this context, is revolutionary, beneficial for the planet and a declaration of freedom; it's time there was paid leave and tax ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
What Advisors Should Know About 80% of American Families
Childlessness. According to the latest National Vital Statistics Report (NVSR) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. ... «ThinkAdvisor, Jul 15»
5
What 80% of American Families Need From Advisors
... three particularly thorny issues: old age dementia, childlessness and boomerang children. Dementia. “Clients' diminished capacity is, to me, ... «ThinkAdvisor, Jul 15»
6
Big families are seen as a burden, but they're on the rise
Yes, childlessness is on the rise, and yes the average size of families is falling. The mythical 2.4 has become 1.9. But large families -- while a ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
'San Francisco: It's the New Rome.'
And yet the city's own limitations–its inequality, its childlessness, its disorder–prove impossible to overcome. St. Augustine wrote that the ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
8
Artsnight with Lily Cole review – do kids get in the way of creativity?
That word – childlessness – sounds negative, as if we should feel sorry for her; it isn't and we shouldn't. She could have had kids – biologically, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
9
Friday's best TV
... the work of sculptor (and mother of four) Barbara Hepworth and hearing from novelist Lionel Shriver, who extols the virtues of childlessness. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
10
The Four Fridas review – a sky-high portrait of Kahlo
She lamented her childlessness, but gave birth to many great paintings. Without the programme's help, it's hard to make head nor tail of what's ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Childlessness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/childlessness>. Dec 2019 ».
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